August 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available

July 16, 2014
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Department of State released the August 2014 visa bulletin. Following summary highlights relevant changes for our clients: • For EB1, all priority dates remain current. • For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all priority dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. Priority date for China-mainland born moved about 3 months to 10/8/2009. The priority.. read more →

Visatopia Attorney Attends 2014 AILA Annual Conference

June 26, 2014
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This year, the Law Offices of Deacon Zhang sent one of its attorneys to the 2014 American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Annual Conference. This annual conference is the largest gathering of immigration law professionals every year. More than 3,000 immigration attorneys and professionals attended this year’s conference, where they shared the latest practice tips and.. read more →

July 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available – EB2 India Moves Forward Almost 4 Years

June 10, 2014
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Department of State released the July 2014 visa bulletin. Following summary highlights relevant changes for our clients: • For EB1, all priority dates remain current. • For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all priority dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. Priority date for China-mainland born moved about 1 month to 7/1/2009. The priority.. read more →

June 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available – EB3 China Retrogresses 6 Years

May 8, 2014
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Department of State released the June 2014 visa bulletin. Following summary highlights relevant changes for our clients: • For EB1, all priority dates remain current. • For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all priority dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. Priority date for China-mainland born moved about 1 month to 5/22/2009. The priority.. read more →

USCIS Completes FY 2015 H-1B Lottery

April 10, 2014
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On April 10, 2014, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. The agency conducted.. read more →

May 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available

April 9, 2014
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Department of State released the May 2014 visa bulletin Following summary highlights relevant changes for our clients: • For EB1, all priority dates remain current. • For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all priority dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. Priority date for China-mainland born moved about 1 month to 4/15/2009. The priority.. read more →

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

April 8, 2014
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption. Before running a random selection process, USCIS.. read more →

April 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available

March 10, 2014
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Following summary highlights relevant changes for our clients: • For EB1, all priority dates remain current. • For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all priority dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. Priority date for China-mainland born moved up slightly less than 1 month to 3/08/2009. The priority date for India remains the same.. read more →

March 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available

February 10, 2014
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Department of State released the March 2014 Visa Bulletin. The following summary highlights the relevant changes for our clients: • For EB1, all priority dates remain current. • For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all priority dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. Priority date for China-mainland born moved up a little over 1.. read more →

Chinese Lunar New Year Message from the Managing Partner

January 30, 2014
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To Our Dear Clients and Friends: Happy New Year! The upcoming Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse. The New Year is a time for loved ones to gather together to reflect on the past year and celebrate in traditions to bring good fortune for the next twelve months. The.. read more →